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Robert "Bob" Tait

Thursday, November 12th, 1931 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Obituary

ROBERT "BOB" TAIT
BSc., PEng.
1931-2019

After a short illness, Bob passed away April 20 in his 88th year. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years, Ann (nee Gray); his sons David and Jamie; their spouses Carrie and Sherri and his much-loved grandchildren Ilona, Cooper, Scarlett and Alex. He is survived by his sister Helen of Perth, Scotland.

Born in Dundee, Scotland, he graduated from the University of St. Andrews, Engineering, 1953. Bob came to Canada in 1959 and accepted a job with Proctor and Redfern Limited, Consulting Engineers, and remained with the company as Manager of the Hamilton Office and Vice-President South Western Ontario Branches until his retirement in 1996. Bob was given the Engineer of the Year award in 1993 by the Hamilton Engineering Institute and Professional Engineers of Ontario, Hamilton Branch.

According to his wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Thursday, April 25 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., where a Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Reception to immediately follow. For those who wish, donations in memory of Bob to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
    Immediately following the Service of Remembrance.

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Donations are being accepted for: Cystic Fibrosis Canada / Fibrose Kystique Canada.

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James & Karen

Posted at 07:29am
Honouring Bob's strength and spirit. Our deepest condolences.
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frank moir

Posted at 01:09pm
Anne and I send our sincere condolences to Ann and all the family. As a fellow Scot, it was a pleasure and privilege to work under Bob's astute and thoughtful guidance for my first five years with Proctor and Redfern. Bob was a good friend and mentor and I will cherish his memory.
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Joyce and family

Posted at 11:13am
Dear Ann and family Our sincere condolences. Thinking of you all at this difficult time and sending much love. Xoxo
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